• Lise Meitner

    1878 - 1968

    Lise Meitner (1878 - 1968)

    Lise Meitner (English: /ˈliːzə ˈmaɪtnər/; 7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian-Swedish physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. Otto Hahn and Meitner led the small group of scientists who first discovered nuclear fission of uranium when it absorbed an extra neutron; the results were published in early 1939. Meitner and […]

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  • Lita Baron

    1923 - 2015

    Lita Baron (1923 - 2015)

    Actress. Born Isabel Beth Castro, her family relocated to Michigan when she was five years old. Lita began her career in entertainment as a singer and dancer with bandleader Xavier Cugat. This led to her film debut in “That’s My Baby!” (1944) and she followed this with a string of pictures including “Pan-Americana” (1945), “The […]

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  • Lita Grey

    1908 - 1995

    Lita Grey (1908 - 1995)

    Lita Grey was born in Hollywood, California and christened Lillita Louise MacMurray. Her father was of Scottish descent and her mother’s family was descended from an illustrious 9th-generation Californian Spanish family, whose luminaries included Antonio Maria Lugo. The Lugos were from Andalucia, Spain and were one of the first to bring horses to the country. […]

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  • Lita Soriano

    1970 - 2004

    Lita Soriano (1970 - 2004)

    Television Actress. Well known in Latin America for her supporting roles in soap operas. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Little Jimmy Dickens

    1920 - 2015

    Little Jimmy Dickens (1920 - 2015)

    Little Jimmy Dickens Toward the end of his life, Dickens made appearances in a number of music videos by fellow country musician and West Virginia native Brad Paisley. He was also featured on several of Paisley’s albums in bonus comedy tracks, along with other Opry mainstays such as George Jones and Bill Anderson. They were […]

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  • Liva Weel

    1897 - 1952

    Liva Weel (1897 - 1952)

    Singer, Actress. She was born and died in Copenhagen (Denmark). On stage, she became a leading lady of danish scene. In motion pictures, she appeared in Livets Karneval (1923), Odds 777 (1932), Cocktail (1937), Under Byens Tage (1938), Ta’Briller Pa (1942) and Smedestraede 4 (1950). She was married with actor Arne Weel. (bio by: José […]

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  • Liz Anderson

    1930 - 2011

    Liz Anderson (1930 - 2011)

    Liz Anderson Born Elizabeth Jane Haaby in Roseau, Minnesota in 1930. , she played the family mandolin as a child and also sang in the local church. At age 13, the family moved west to Grand Forks, North Dakota. At the age of 16, Liz was married to Casey Anderson and then had her daughter Lynn a year later. She studied at […]

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  • Liz Benn

    1929 - 2012

    Liz Benn (1929 - 2012)

    Model. An early ‘supermodel’, she is remembered for numerous fashion magazine covers. Raised in Toronto under poor circumstances after her father lost his job in the Depression, she was stunningly attractive from childhood and by her early teens was supporting her family with modeling jobs. At 14 Liz turned-down the role in “National Velvet” that […]

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  • Liz Gebhardt

    1945 - 1996

    Liz Gebhardt (1945 - 1996)

    Liz Gebhardt (12 April 1945 – 10 August 1996) was an English actress, best known for playing the part of form 5C pupil Maureen Bullock in the LWT sitcom Please Sir! and in the subsequent spin-off show, The Fenn Street Gang (1971–73). Following on from her role in the show and its spin-off, she continued working […]

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  • Liz Renay

    1926 - 2007

    Liz Renay (1926 - 2007)

    Author, actress, and convicted felon who appeared in John Waters’ film Desperate Living (1977). Renay was mobster Mickey Cohen’s girlfriend. Renay was convicted of perjury and served 27 months at Terminal Island. In her book, My First 2,000 Men, she claimed flings with Joe DiMaggio, Regis Philbin, and Cary Grant among many other male celebrities. […]

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  • Liz Tippett

    1906 - 1988

    Liz Tippett (1906 - 1988)

    Mary Elizabeth Whitney Person Tippett (born Mary Elizabeth Altemus) (18 June 1906 – 30 October 1988) was a wealthy American socialite and philanthropist who was a champion horsewoman and for more than fifty years, a prominent owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. Born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Liz Tippett was the daughter of Elizabeth Dobson and her husband Lemuel […]

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  • Liza Chapman

    1929 - 1967

    Liza Chapman (1929 - 1967)

    Actress. Real name Betty Ann Chapman. A native of Westerly, Rhode Island, she is probably best remembered for her role as the noncorfomist ‘Janet Matthews’ on the long-running NBC television soap opera, “Another World” from 1964 until she was dropped from the series in 1966 (her character could not have children on the series, and […]

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  • Lizabeth Scott

    1922 - 2015

    Lizabeth Scott (1922 - 2015)

    Actress. A sexy, sultry voiced blonde leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s, she shared the screen with such leading men as Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Charlton Heston. Born Emma Matzo, to parents of Ukrainian ancestry, she was educated at Marywood College and later studied at the Alvienne School of Drama in […]

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  • Lizzie Borden

    1860 - 1927

    Lizzie Borden (1860 - 1927)

    Despite being the descendant of wealthy, influential area residents, Lizzie Borden’s father, Andrew Jackson Borden, grew up in very modest surroundings and struggled financially as a young man. He eventually prospered through the manufacture and sales of furniture and caskets, and went on to become a successful property developer. He directed several textile mills including […]

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  • Lizzie Lawlers

    1897 - 1973

    Lizzie Lawlers (1897 - 1973)

    Lizzie Lawlers Musician. Going by her nickname, Memphis Minnie, she was a blues vocalist, blues guitarist, and influential blues songwriter. Her career, which spans from the 1920s to the 1950s, shaped the face of music. Writing and singing nearly 200 songs, perhaps her best known being “Bumble Bee”, “Nothing in Rambling”, and “Me and My […]

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  • Lizzie Petit Cutler

    1970 - 1902

    Lizzie Petit Cutler (1970 - 1902)

    Author. Her first novel, “Light and Darkness,” was republished in London and translated into French. This was followed by “Household Mysteries, a Romance of Southern Life,” and “The Stars of the Crowd, or Men and Women of the Day.” (bio by: Laurie)

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  • Lloyd Alexander

    1924 - 2007

    Lloyd Alexander (1924 - 2007)

    Author. A writer of children’s fantasy fiction books, he is best known for the “Chronicles of Prydain” series and won the Newbery Medal for “The High King” in 1969.  Another of his novels, “The Black Cauldron”,  was made into a 1985 Walt Disney Studios animated motion picture. After serving in the United States Army during […]

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  • Lloyd Bentsen

    1921 - 2006

    Lloyd Bentsen (1921 - 2006)

    First elected in the Truman landslide of 1948, Lloyd Bentsen served three successive terms in the United States House of Representatives. With the South, including Texas, still mostly home to Yellow dog Democrats, winning the Democratic nomination was tantamount to election, and Bentsen was unopposed by Republicans in each of his three House campaigns. He […]

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  • Lloyd Bochner

    1924 - 2005

    Lloyd Bochner (1924 - 2005)

    At the age of 11, Bochner began his acting career on Ontario radio programs. He went on to garner two Liberty Awards, the highest acting honour in Canada, for his work in Canadian film and theatre. In 1951 he moved to New York City and appeared in early television series such as One Man’s Family […]

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  • Lloyd Bridges

    1913 - 1998

    Lloyd Bridges (1913 - 1998)

    Lloyd Bridges He is remembered for his role as ‘Mike Nelson’ on the television adventure series “Sea Hunt” that ran from 1958 to 1961 and was popular in syndication for many years afterwards. Born Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr, his father was involved in the California hotel business and had once owned a movie theater. After […]

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  • Lloyd Francis Bacon

    1889 - 1955

    Lloyd Francis Bacon (1889 - 1955)

    Actor, Motion Picture Director. He appeared in vaudeville, on stage, and on screen. Began his film career with Charlie Chaplin’s Essanay Corporation. Many credits spanning from the 1920s to the 1950s. Directed “Knute Rockne All American” (starring Pat O’Brien and Ronald Reagan) in 1940, and “It Happens Every Spring” (1949) with Ray Milland and Jean […]

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  • Lloyd Hamilton

    1891 - 1935

    Lloyd Hamilton (1891 - 1935)

    Actor. Hamilton appeared in over 200 movies from the 1910s to 1930s. Best remembered as ‘Ham’ in the “Ham and Bud” comedy series (1914-1917). (bio by: MC)

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  • Lloyd Knibb

    1931 - 2011

    Lloyd Knibb (1931 - 2011)

    Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1931, Lloyd Knibb, grew up on Bond Street, close to where a local band rehearsed, and he made his own drum kit from a wooden box and paint cans to practice the sounds that he had heard. Like a lot of musicians in the 1940s, he honed his craft in […]

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  • Lloyd Moore

    1912 - 2008

    Lloyd Moore (1912 - 2008)

    Lloyd Moore Lloyd D. Moore, 95, of Frew Run Road, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family. In recent years, he had been honored as the oldest NASCAR driver and was in-ducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Friends […]

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  • Lloyd William Barker

    1898 - 1949

    Lloyd William Barker (1898 - 1949)

    Criminal. Son of Ma Barker. After being paroled from Leavenworth Prison where he was serving a 25 year prison term, he worked as a cook in a POW Camp at Ft. Custer, Michigan during WWII and received an Honorable Discharge from the army.  He married and worked as assistant manager of a bar and grill […]

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  • Loalwa Braz

    1953 - 2017

    Loalwa Braz (1953 - 2017)

    Loalwa Braz was born in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro to a family of musicians: her father was an orchestra leader and her mother, a popular and classical pianist. She learned to play the piano at the age of four and started singing at 13. She lived in Paris from 1985 and in Geneva from 2010 […]

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  • Loammi Baldwin

    1745 - 1807

    Loammi Baldwin (1745 - 1807)

    Canal Engineer, Apple Magnate, Revolutionary War Figure. Born to James Baldwin and Ruth Richardson, Hon. Loammi Baldwin was successively Major, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Colonel of Gerrish’s regment. He was present with the regiment on December 26, 1776, at Trenton, New Jersey with General Washington. He resigned his command about 1777 for ill health and returned to […]

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  • Lode Baekelmans

    1879 - 1965

    Lode Baekelmans (1879 - 1965)

    Flemish writer.

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  • Logan Ramsey

    1921 - 2000

    Logan Ramsey (1921 - 2000)

    Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Jr. (March 21, 1921 – June 26, 2000) was an American character actor of television and film for nearly 50 years. Largely a TV actor, he appeared on, among others: The Edge of Night, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Charlie’s Angels, Quincy, M.E., Mork & Mindy, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider […]

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  • Loïe Fuller

    1862 - 1928

    Loïe Fuller (1862 - 1928)

    Dance Innovator. Born Marie Louise Fuller in Fullersburg, Illinois, she made her stage debut in Chicago at the age of four. For more than twenty years she then toured with stock companies, burlesque shows, vaudeville, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Legend has it that while rehearsing the play ‘Quack, M.D.’ in 1891, she was […]

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